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Restoring Your Lee and South Chatham Counties Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Lee and South Chatham Counties commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Lee and South Chatham Counties 

SERVPRO of Lee and South Chatham Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet our Crew: https://www.SERVPROleesouthchathamcounties.com/employee-photos

  Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

When Storms or Floods hit Lee and South Chatham Counties, SERVPRO is ready!

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lee and South Chatham Counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Lee and South Chatham Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams SERVPROleesouthchathamcounties.com that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 919-533-6776 Lee and South Chatham Counties

What Type of Water Emergency do I Have?

1/31/2021 (Permalink)

Water Emergencies Vary Depending on the Source of Intrusion; SERVPRO Restorers Identify Water Types Quickly to Provide Viable, Time-efficient Solutions

What are the categories of water intrusion?

Water intrusion has three distinct categories that can influence the method of water in your Lee & South Chatham Counties home. Clean water emergencies pose no threat to human health and have minimal impact on the home environment, while greywater emergencies have moderate contamination levels in the water and pose a minor risk to our health. These contaminants may include fungus and bacteria. Blackwater emergencies are the most contaminated type of water damage and pose a high-level threat to human health. These require significant removal and disposal of building materials that contacts blackwater. Water categories are fluid and can become increasingly severe over time- moving from clean water to blackwater in as little as seventy-two-hours.

How can I identify the water-threat level in my home?

  • Cleanwater usually comes from a clean source. These may come from sources like drinking water pipes and rainfall.
  • Greywater emergencies are most likely to occur from your plumbing system that transports wastewater from the property. These may include kitchen sinks, showers, or bathrooms. Greywater does not include sewer backups.
  • Blackwater emergencies come from exterior flooding, sewer backups, septic tanks, or when greywater emergencies degrade over-time. These require personal protective equipment (PPE) to restore safely.

Do I need qualifications to restore water spillage in my home?

In all but the most minor of water spills, having expert experience is helpful. Drying a property may take several days and involve complex equipment. During the drying procedure, maintaining the right atmospheric conditions is essential to prevent water degradation or secondary damage. SERVPRO achieves the right atmospheric conditions by measuring them consistently using a thermal hygrometer. We can use portable heaters, drying tents, dehumidifiers, and air-movers to maintain the ideal drying conditions, reducing the time it takes to restore your property to its original condition.

To identify and restore all types of a water emergency, contact SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties 919-533-6776.

Let me tell you why you should choose us!

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees in front of our van. SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham County employees lined up in front of SERVPRO vehicle. We can service you!

We are known in our area and even outside of our area by the word of mouth. We have a strong reputation. We first opened our franchise’s doors in 2017 with just 4 employees including the two owners. In the 3 years since then, we’ve continued to serve all of our customers at the highest level possible.

Our employees determination is outstanding! We believe the best way to give our customers the best possible service is to build up the best possible team. For starters, we ensure our employees are certified—both by the IICRC and SERVPRO. We also encourage our employees to seek higher levels of training and to pursue professional development.

If you are in need of professional help with cleaning fire, water, sewage or mold then we are the ones for you to call. We will be here for you 24/7. We are available in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Siler City, Sanford and surrounding areas!

Call us today, 919-533-6776.

Turkey Safety!

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Turkey with SERVPRO logo. Sweet potato pie with reasons why fires happen on thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude, family, and feasting…what’s not to enjoy! We have come up with a few tips to help keep you and your family safe while preparing your meal! Avoid holiday upset by practicing fire safety this holiday season! (T)haw your turkey safely by placing it in a leak-proof plastic bag in a sink full of cold water (replacing the water every 30 minutes) (U)se different cutting boards and utensils for meats and vegetables to avoid the risk of cross-contamination. (R)emember your oven should never be below 325 F when cooking a turkey, to ensure your turkey cooks evenly and any harmful bacteria have been destroyed. (K)eep a fire extinguisher handy and all smoke detectors functional. (E)nsure someone remains in the kitchen when food is actively cooking. (Y)oungsters and pets should be kept at least 3 feet away from all hot surfaces! Most importantly have fun & cherish these moments as a family together. Be grateful & enjoy your feast!

We are here for you! We are available in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Siler City, Sanford and surrounding areas!

THANKSGIVING FIRE PREVENTION

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving fire prevention. Image of burning turkey. Let us help you!

Many of you may have seen the numerous videos of turkey fryer explosions and fires publicized online. Don’t run the risk of property damage or injury – make sure you take the proper precautions when menu planning this season; especially if you are taking on a deep-fried turkey. - Turkey Fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area. Consider the placement of the fryer, is it flat, sturdy, out of reach from children? - An overfilled cooking pot will cause the oil to spill when the turkey is put in and a frozen or partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter (sometimes with great force) when putting in the pot. - Even a small amount of cooking oil spilled on a hot burner can cause a considerable flame or fire. - Without thermostat controls, some turkey fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire. Make sure it’s not too hot. - The sides of the cooking pot, lid and handles can get dangerously hot. Protect your hands when maneuvering to prevent injury or spillage. Your friends at SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and remind you to stay safe. Remember, our team is on call 24/7 365 days a year, no matter what holiday or time of night. If you experience a fire then we will come to your rescue, don’t hesitate to call 919-533-6776. We are available in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Siler City, Sanford and surrounding areas!

Don't let water damage control you!

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

According to the National Weather Service (NOAA), "Approximately 75% of all Presidential disaster declarations are associated with flooding." NOAA lists the most common flood hazards in the United States as: - Flash Flooding - River Flooding - Burn Scars/Debris Flows (caused by wildfires) - Ice/Debris Jams - Snowmelt - Dry Wash (caused by heavy rainfall in dry areas) - Dam Breaks/Levee Failure - Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation from Tropical and Non-Tropical Systems

Just because you haven't experienced a flood doesn't mean you won't in the future. In fact, 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities. On average, floods cost $3.5 billion in annual losses in the United States.

When catastrophic water damage happens to you, SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties can help. We can help you prepare ahead of time with an Emergency Ready Profile, or respond to any size disaster to begin cleanup and restoration to get you back into your home as soon as possible. We are ready to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Call today! 919-533-6776

We are available in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Siler City, Sanford and surrounding areas!

We want YOU to be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

CSC - Cleaning table topper. We want you to be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

COVID-19 is still active throughout our state of NC! Let us help you with disinfecting and sanitizing your home and business. Our technicians have a high degree of training and experience performing hazardous type work, whether its bio-hazard or even our typical mold work. Our people definitely make a difference! Our process follows CDC and specific product recommendations. We own the correct equipment to do the job. Using a fogger is not a beginner's task and we have a long history of utilizing PPE too. We have SERVPROXIDE! We have some other great products that are available but we like to warn people about the dangers of using bleach. Mixing bleach with other products may cause serious health problems especially when mixed with ammonia, vinegar, or any other acid type cleaning material. Bleach can be toxic to every living being and our environment.

We are available in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Siler City, Sanford and surrounding areas!

We are here to let you know what to do! :)

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding in Commercial Building. Flooding occurred in local commercial building.

It doesn't take much water to cause problems in your office. Some water damage can start and persist without you even knowing it. You may not be able to salvage everything in your building or prevent all water-related issues. However, with prompt, decisive action, you can minimize the problems and effectively clean up the mess and recover.

Safety First
Your first responsibility after a flood is the welfare of everyone in your office. Before you begin the water cleanup process, take these following steps:

Get everyone in your building away from any standing water.
Find the source of the flooding and stop it, if possible.
Turn off the power to your building.

Save What You Can
Move any items away from the water and get them to higher ground. This should include belongings such as furniture, documents, and clothing. You can pull up wet carpet and leave it out to dry. Even items with water damage can be salvaged.

Call the Professionals
Minimal damage from a slow leak may not be a big concern, but widespread flooding from broken pipes requires the expertise of a professional flood remediation team. technicians have the skills and tools to not only remove the water from your facility but to clean and dry wet items and rebuild damaged materials. The professionals also have the equipment and tactics to safely and quickly restore your office.

We are available in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Siler City, Sanford and surrounding areas!

Initial Fire Damage Process

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

Home in Durham, NC suffered from a fire loss. Home in Durham, NC suffered from a fire loss. It was an electrical fire and it was a newly constructed home. We are here to help you!

When there is fire in a home or business, it can make you feel like your world is falling apart. Soot damage, water damage, and smoke damage can make you wonder if fire damage restoration is even possible. After the fire trucks leave and you're left with the smoke smell that has seeped into everything, you will have no clue where your fire cleanup will begin. Water damage has taken its toll as well after the efforts of the fire department to save as much as possible. You're grateful for their part in stopping fire damage from going to far, but you don't know what to do other than board up the windows and walk away. Don't give up on your home or business. 

Don't Try to Do it Yourself

As you are surrounded by the smoke smell and you stare at the soot damage that is everywhere you look, you might be tempted to get out a soap and bucket in order to get to work. Smoke damage and fire damage require the skills and expertise of professionals if you want the job to be done properly. You have your own obligations to take care of after a fire in the house or a fire in the business. When residential or commercial fire damage takes place, you still have to carry on with work, family, and other responsibilities. You don't have the time or the resources to erase the signs of fire damage yourself. 

Begin with an Initial Assessment

In order to address fire damage that includes smoke damage and soot damage, we will perform a comprehensive evaluation. They'll look at the results of fire in the home or fire in the business in order to decide what must be taken care of first. Beneath the smoke smell, your carpeting, flooring, and walls have all been affected by fire damage. You'll need more than to have someone board up the property. It will be necessary to have a fire cleanup that will bring your property back to the way it was. Fire damage restoration is a step by step process. Residential and commercial fire damage require an extensive fire cleanup plan. Our representatives take a walk through after a fire in the house or fire in the business, they'll board up any broken windows. Trust your restoration company to board up any windows that have been destroyed and cover the roof with tarps if necessary to prevent looting or further damage. 

Let the Fire Cleanup Begin

We perform a fire cleanup process that erases soot damage, eliminates smoke damage, and puts your fire damage behind you as the fire damage restoration begins. The smoke smell is difficult to deal with, therefore proper chemicals are used. With excellent cleaning skills, top notch equipment, and the experience to be thorough, you'll soon forget there was fire damage.

We are available in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Siler City, Sanford and surrounding areas!